- "Fate of the Jedi is the perfect starting point for new readers to enter the Star Wars Expanded Universe; it can be daunting to come into a long-running book series. To help familiarize readers with the current characters, settings and situations, Del Rey Books is making available a downloadable PDF guide. It can serve as an introduction to the Expanded Universe, or as a refresher on the state of the galaxy as the Fate of the Jedi series begins. This introduction also includes an excerpt of Outcast."
- ―StarWars.com preview
Fate of the Jedi: Dramatis Personae is a downloadable reference book that serves as a preview to the Fate of the Jedi novel series. It was published by Del Rey books and made available on StarWars.com on March 18, 2009 as a free PDF. Including a twelve-page excerpt from Fate of the Jedi: Outcast, the first volume of Fate of the Jedi, it is twenty-three pages long. It was included in the paperback edition of The Old Republic: Deceived.
The guide includes a brief synopsis of the state of the galaxy in 43 ABY and short biographies of important characters from the forthcoming series. Licensed illustrations by various artists, all collected from previously published Star Wars works, are included throughout. The biographies are as follows:
- Luke Skywalker: Farmboy. Pilot. Rebel. Jedi. Grand Master. Father.
- Han Solo
- Leia Organa Solo
- Lando Calrissian
- Ben Skywalker
- Jaina Solo
- Jag Fel
- Natasi Daala
- The New Jedi Order
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